Among the more surprising social developments of the early twenty-first century is the advance of Scandinavia, of all places, into the vanguard of popular culture, at least in the industrialized world. Today Americans and Europeans play a bird-themed game from Finland on their smartphones (and at one time bought most of the phones from Finland as well), read Swedish detective novels about tattooed hackers and world-weary policemen, and shake their backsides to the musical stylings of Norwegian furries. Even Iceland is becoming a tourist destination for aging hipsters who remember how much they once liked Bjork. One Scandinavian people, however, has yet to step up and produce a distinctive popular cultural artifact: the Danes. Come on, Denmark! You were once a power to be reckoned with, and I’ll bet there is still much trashy greatness in you. At least give us a pop group akin to Smile DK, or an eccentric feel-good movie or two.